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When we See as God Sees

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, [START] I get disturbed when I watch the news these days. Whether you look at the protesting crowds or the ones they are protesting against, you see so much that is not of God. But recently, I did a study about kindness and goodness. It… Continue reading When we See as God Sees

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FMF: Loyal Friends

To my loyal friends, old and new; I am so excited to let you know that my website is in the midst of a huge renovation. Actually, more than a renovation. My friend Michele Bruxvoort, who has written here several times, and I have decided to join forces and create a brand new website. After… Continue reading FMF: Loyal Friends

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Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

Are you feeling loved today? Consider Roman’s 8:38 What can come between us and the love of God’s Anointed? Can troubles, hardships, persecution, hunger, poverty, danger, or even death?    The answer is, absolutely nothing.     In this mean and evil world, it’s hard to keep our hearts and souls from becoming singed by… Continue reading Loved or Unloved – That is the Question

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A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Having been in the ministry, I have conflicting feelings about Pastor Appreciation month. On the one hand,  it is a very good reminder to the people to take a moment and let their pastor know how much you love them. On the other hand, it can be a very depressing… Continue reading A Dozen Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Pastor

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Letters to Friends ~ How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis?

    It’s time for another Letter to Friends! Right after diagnosis, is probably the best time to share with your friends about fibromyalgia and how it affects you. Mainly because our world is so fast-paced, people will quickly forget that you have a health issue at all, especially when it comes to fibro and… Continue reading Letters to Friends ~ How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis?

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Have You Settled the Question?

I Have Settled the Question, Hallelujah! When I heard this week’s Five Minute Friday Prompt, I was reminded of an old hymn of the church, “I Have Settled the Question“.  I settled the question with the Lord in July of 1970 at Sebring, Ohio Holiness Family Campmeeting. My family had spent the week at family… Continue reading Have You Settled the Question?

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Behold! The Lamb of God

The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29 Take a good look at the Savior. Have you thought about the Lamb of God lately? We tend to glorify the cross and gloss over the suffering that we,… Continue reading Behold! The Lamb of God

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International Day of Happiness

So, today is the International Day of Happiness. What is happiness anyway? The Miriam-Webster Dictionary defines happiness as: 1 obsolete : good fortune : prosperity all happiness bechance to thee —William Shakespeare 2a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy b : a pleasurable or satisfying experience  I wish you every happiness in life. The thing about happiness is that it depends on your circumstance. You are only… Continue reading International Day of Happiness

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Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

Surrender and Watch Troubles on Every Side Have you ever been up against troubles that seem to be coming from every side? It seems as though you get one thing solved and another problem rises up against you? God’s Word tells us to “Surrender and Watch.” In today’s world, I think most of us are there,… Continue reading Five Minutes with Mandy – Surrender & Watch God Work

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Why, O Lord?

{I’m writing today with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday crew on the prompt, Why? Psalm 44:23-26 (NIV) 23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?     Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever. 24 Why do you hide your face     and forget our misery and oppression? 25 We are brought down to the dust;     our bodies cling to the ground. 26 Rise… Continue reading Why, O Lord?